We are excited to announce the return of the ClexaCon Film Festival, highlighting the best in LGBTQ women’s films! We screen a variety of new release and classic films with content relating to LGBTQ women. The film festival will take place during the ClexaCon convention in Las Vegas on April 11-15, 2019.

The festival will include narrative and documentary shorts, features and web-based series.

Committed to showcasing the best and most diverse work of interest to LGBTQ women, we strongly encourage applications from women and people of color. The Festival is produced by ClexaCon, A Media & Entertainment Convention for LGBTQ Women.

All chosen films will receive a free pass to the convention which will include access to industry panels and events. Additional perks and prizes TBA

The ClexaCon Film Festival accepts films that contain content related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer women. Entry into the Festival constitutes agreement with all Festival and ClexaCon guidelines and rules, and implies permission to exhibit work during the Festival and to use press kit images and ad copy in Festival and ClexaCon advertising.

By submitting your film ("Art"), you warrant 1) that you have the full right, power, and authority to grant ClexaCon ("Sponsor") the right to exhibit the Art to the public; 2) that you have all necessary rights in and to the literary and musical material upon which the Art is based or which are used therein, and any other rights necessary for the Sponsor to exhibit the film to the public; 3) neither the Art nor any part thereof violates or infringes any trademark, trade name, contract, agreement, copyright, or right of privacy or "moral rights of authors," or any law or regulation or other right whatsoever, or defames any person or other entity. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless ClexaCon ("Sponsor") from and against any and all liability, loss, cost and expense including, but not limited to, attorney's fees and court costs occasioned by your breach of any of the aforementioned warranties, or for any claim arising out of loss or damage to the work.

Submissions are only accepted for works made between April 1, 2017 and April 1, 2019

RE-SUBMISSIONS
All short and feature films must be original and be new to our film festival.

ENTRY FORM

We accept online submissions only through FilmFreeway.com.

PREVIEW FORMAT

Preview submissions must be submitted via ia secure online screener (e.g. vimeo.com with password), or through a secure online link via FilmFreeway.com. Uploaded films must be in their entirety; trailers will not be considered.

ELIGIBLE EXHIBITION FORMATS

Acceptable formats for exhibition in the Festival include: Digital File (H.264), Blu-Ray or DVDs. All non-English language entries must have English subtitles.

ROUGH CUTS & WORKS-IN-PROGRESS

Rough cuts and works-in-progress are eligible for submission only if completed by January 4, 2019.

LENGTH
Short Films - 20 Minutes Max
Feature Film - 90 Minutes Max
Web Series - Episode length - 15 minutes max (Please only submit 1-2 episodes)

NOTIFICATION

All FilmFreeway submissions will be marked "In Consideration" once payment, entry forms, and an online link of the film have all been received. Entrants will be notified of festival selections by February 1, 2019.

PRESS MATERIALS

Once your film is accepted, please send high quality digital images from your film (minimum 300dpi in a tiff or jpeg format) emailed to filmfestival@clexacon.com or uploaded to the film’s corresponding FilmFreeway profile. Please also send along Electronic Press Kits or any other publicity materials you may have (if available). High quality stills make a significant difference in press coverage for accepted films.

SHIPPING

Exhibition copies must be sent to the festival prepaid. The Festival cannot accept nor assume responsibility for damage or loss of materials while in transit.

PROGRAM SELECTION

All entries will be reviewed by the Festival Committee who will also determine a shortlist of nominees for the Festival. Once a film is submitted for entry, it may not be withdrawn.

RENTAL FEES

The Festival does not pay rental fees.

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  • Wonderful festival and event! The convention is so much fun and everyone is just buzzing with excitement about queer media. It's a really fantastic opportunity to network and meet queers from all over the world. I would have liked more opportunity to see the other films and not miss out on panels, but I know scheduling is hard with a con this size. Stacy and Nikki were very communicative and let me know in advance when my film was screening and helped me with filmmaker passes during the convention. Stacy was so charming, sweet, and funny. She moderated my short film block and did a great job of organizing the shorts into a really engaging collection. I will definitely be back next year! :)

    April 2018
  • Alyssa Appleton

    This was the first festival this year to which I had the great fortune of bringing my web series. Nikki and Stacy are top notch and my producer, a member of my cast, and I had an incredible experience not only at the festival but at the convention overall. Communication between filmmakers and staff is fantastic, and the atmosphere is energetic, excited, and effervescent. We had a great time! The only thing I wished for was for the film festival to happen in the evenings, so that con-goers didn't have to choose between films and panels. But coming from working that side of festivals and conventions, planning is always insane. You guys are awesome! Also, the networking is FANTASTIC.

    April 2018
  • Rick Hamilton

    High praises for ClexaCon! Nikki and Stacy are great and very communicative before and during the festival. Ability to attend panels at the Con is a huge bonus--don't miss this opportunity! The entire event is growing exponentially and is on its way to becoming THE place to see and celebrate content for LGBT+ women.

    April 2018
  • Andy Kirshner

    One of a kind event, with a very communicative, enthusiastic, and generous staff. Nikki was great!

    March 2017
  • Lisa Tedesco

    For queer women this was such a great opportunity to showcase your film! Nikki was amazing and got back to your questions asap! Great place to be around strong and talented women.

    March 2017